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Low-cost amorphous-silicon-based 160x120 uncooled microbolometer 2D array for high-volume applications
Author(s): Jean-Luc Tissot; Astrid Astier; Jean-Pierre Chatard; Sebastien Tinnes; Cyrille Trouilleau; Jean-Jacques Yon
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Paper Abstract

Uncooled infrared focal plane arrays are being developed for a wide range of thermal imaging applications. Developments are focused on the improvement of their sensitivity enabling the possibility to reduce the pixel pitch in order to decrease the total system by using smaller optics. We present the characterization of a 160 x 120 infrared focal plane array with apixel pitch of 35 μm. The amorphous silicon technology is the latest one developed by CEA/LETI and transferred to ULIS to manufacture 160 x 120 2D arrays. We developed for this device a low cost package based on existing technologies. The readout integrated circuit structure is using an advanced skimming function to enhance the pixel signal exploitation. This device is well adapted to high volume process control applications where spatial resolution is less important than device costs. The electro-optical characterization is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5074, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX, (10 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488383
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Luc Tissot, ULIS (France)
Astrid Astier, CEA-LETI (France)
Jean-Pierre Chatard, ULIS (France)
Sebastien Tinnes, ULIS (France)
Cyrille Trouilleau, ULIS (France)
Jean-Jacques Yon, CEA-LETI (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5074:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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